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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st April 2009.

50 Prime Cattle – Trade remained firm numbers in short supply more needed. All classes were easily sold.
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 198.5p from RP Findlay & Sons, Townhead, 190.5p Woodfield, Eastriggs, 187.5p Eastlands, Crocketford all to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 184.5p, 179.5p Backburn Annan to M/S Bosomworth Paisley and Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 177.5p Culhorn Mains, Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 196.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 185.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 179.5p Backburn Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie
British Blue to 183.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S Fraser Stranraer
Top Gross Heifer £1101.00 Culhorn Mains
Limousin to 185.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries, 181.5p Townhead, Parkgate both to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 174.5P Culhorn Mains, Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 175.5p, 173.5p Townhead Parkgate to P R Duff & Son Wishaw
Top Gross Bullock £1161.08 Townhead
15 Prime Bulls – reduced numbers ensured sharper trade
Limousin to 173.5p Barwinnock
British Blue to 167.5p Cleughbrae
Simmental to 166.5p Backburn
Angus to 165.5p Cleughbrae
Galloway to 165.5p High Creoch
Holstein to 154.5p Dinwoodie Green
Top Gross Bull £1139.18 Newbie Mains

90 OTM Cattle – More buyers forward – Trade for Prime and Feeding Cows much dearer. Bullocks to 150p (£997.50) Inglestone
Cows per kilo
British Blue to 135p Third, 123p Drumcruilton
Angus to 131p Third, 129p Martingirth, 125p Tower, 123p Drumbuie
Limousin to 127p Drumcruilton, 126p Kenmuir, 123p Drumburn
Holstein to 129p Mark, 125p, 117p Barndennoch, 123p, 121p, 119p Baltier, 119p Abbey, 117p Lakehead
Shorthorn to 127p Drumbuie, 124p Third
Hereford to 125p Drumcruilton
Saler to 125p Martingirth
Bulls per head
Angus to £1074.20 Third
Holstein to £1035, £924.30 Barndennoch, £997.60, £928.65 Baltier, £969.85 Abbey, £894.90 Millisle, 3877.50 Conheath, £866.25 Newbie Mains
Limousin to £925.50 Drumcruilton
British Blue to £940.95 Drumcruilton, £911.25 Third
Simmental to £940.95 Blairshinnock
Holstein to £1053.15 Baltier
Limousin to £997.50 Inglestone

923 Prime Hoggs – Prime Hoggs met the dearest trade of the season selling to a top of 221p or £90.50 for 41Kg Texels from Mr G Shankland, East Raffles. All good well fleshed sorts were over 200p and numbers were well short of requirements. Top price per head was £108 for 50Kg Texels from Chapelhill Farmers, Lanarkland
Overall Average was 192.8p
Super Light Hoggs (17.5-25Kg) Top 175p av 169.2p
Blackface £40 Horseclose, £33 Chanlockfoot
Cheviot £38.50 Chanlokfoot
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 216p av 179p
Cheviot £62 Lawesknowe, £52 Horseclose
Cross £60.50 Burnton, £56.50 Ballinnie
Blackface £57 Chanlockfoot
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 212p av 190.2p
Suffolk £80.50 Lawsknowe, £70 Porterstown
Cheviot £79 Horseclose, £78.50, £74.50 Riggheads
Blackface £77.50 Sweetshawhead, £76.50 Lochhill, £74 Riggheads
Texel £76 Nether Gribton
Cross £63.50 Auchencheyne
Lleyn £64.50 Porterstown, £62.50 Dardarroch
Leicester £62 Lawesknowe
Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 221p av 200.9p
Suffolk £93.50 Lanarkland, £91 (x2)
Texel £90.50 burnton, £90.50 East Raffles, £86 Auchengray
Cheviot £90 Auchencrieff, £88.50 Auchengray, £85 Lawesknowe
Blackface £88.50 Riggheads, £86 Meikleholm, £86 Cleughbrae
NCC £86.50 Cleughbrae
Cross £81.50 Ballinnie
Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 216p av 186.8p
Texel £108, £107.50 Lanarkland, £105.50 East Raffles, £103.50 Meikleholm, £98.50 Auchengray
Suffolk £105.50 Lanarkland, 397.50 Park, £92.50 Auchengray
Cheviot £94.50 Auchencrieff
Cross £88.50 Mosside
Blackface £80.50 Craigdarroch

287 Cast Ewes & Rams – Numbers scarcer and all classes very dear
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £124.50 Cleughbrae, £99.50 Birkshaw, £98.50, £92.50 East Gallaberry
Half Bred £110 Townhead, £106.50 Hartbush
Texel £95.50 Rigghead, 390.50 Bridgestone
Charollais £93 Pirnminnoch
Cross £90.50, £81.50 Townhead, £83.50 Park
Light Ewes
Cheviot £79.50 Archbank, £77.50 Hardlawbank, £77.50 Corriehills
Blackface £53.50, £50.50 Mosside, £52.50 Ballinnie, £50.50 Nether Gribton
Texel £103.50 Harley Rigg, £82.50 Upper Tinwald
Suffolk £94.50 Porterstown
Blackface £68.50 Sweetshawhad
Overall average heavy ewes £78.80 (+£7.20)
Overall average light ewes £53.67 (+6.44)

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